Does firefox upgrades need some pre/post install love to close and restart firefox during upgrades

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Wed Nov 18 17:51:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-11-18 at 14:38 +0100, Adam Pribyl wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009, Richard Ryniker wrote:
> >
> >  Can the Fedora update mechanism hook into the original Firefox update
> >  scheme in some way that allows Firefox to continue its successful
> >  update strategy and avoid the reported Fedora breakage?
> >
> This is something I am asking too. Maybe the best thing would be to ask 
> Mozilla, if they have some bright idea howto solve this.

Why should we have one application have a different update process from
every other application?

That way lies madness.

I don't understand why everyone's tip-toeing around Firefox's
brokenness, here. Other applications don't seem to have problems with
in-place updates. Why isn't anyone filing bugs on Firefox upstream?

Adam Williamson
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